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John Thomas
Global ID9629
sexmale
birthdate 1922-09-21
death date 2006-01-04 (83)
divisionlightweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 8″   /   173cm
aliasGentleman John
country USA
residenceLos Angeles, California, USA
birth placeLos Angeles, California, USA
birth nameJohn B. Thomas
won 58 (KO 23) + lost 7 (KO 2) + drawn 1 = 66
rounds boxed 493 KO% 34.85
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1947-09-30Enrique Bolanos50-7-3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALKO410
time: 2:59 | referee: Benny Whitman
1947-09-19Lige Drew51-16-15
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWTKO710
referee: Charley Randolph
1947-08-12Arturo Barron23-9-2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO710
time: 2:41 | referee: Charley Randolph
1947-06-03Enrique Bolanos47-7-3
Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California, USALTKO712
referee: Billy Kershner
USA California State lightweight title
1947-05-13Bobby Jones14-9-5
San Jose, California, USAWPTS1010
1947-02-07Eddie Hudson32-30-12
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWUD1010
1946-12-17Joey Barnum25-14-6
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWMD1010
referee: Frankie Van 56½-53½ | judge: Charley Randolph 55-55 | judge: Lee Grossman 57½-52½
1946-11-27Candy McDaniels10-4-0
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Frankie Carter
McDaniels was knocked down five times.
1946-11-12Leo Rodak78-25-11
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO510
time: 3:00
1946-09-28California Jackie Wilson55-10-3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALUD1212
referee: Charley Randolph 65-67 | judge: Benny Whitman 64-68 | judge: Billy Kershner 64-68
USA California State welterweight title
1946-08-27Frankie Moore20-20-8
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Charley Randolph 60-50 | judge: Benny Whitman 63-47 | judge: Frank Holborow 59½-50½
1946-07-16Arturo Barron16-5-2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO410
time: 2:20
1946-06-27Tony Chavez73-34-29
Tingley Field, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USAWTKO710
time: 3:00 | referee: Dave Baca
1946-06-11Maxie Shapiro76-24-6
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Mushy Callahan 61-47
1946-04-02Memo Llanes19-9-6
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Abe Roth 59-51 | judge: Billy Kershner 60-50 | judge: Dynamite Jackson 62-48
1946-03-06Willie Jones15-5-3
Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jack McDonald
1946-02-05Larry Cisneros53-11-3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWSD1010
referee: Abe Roth 54-56 | judge: Lee Grossman 57-53 | judge: Charley Randolph 56-54
"One of the best fights the Olympic auditorium has held in several years." (Reno Evening Gazette)
1945-12-18Tony Chavez72-31-29
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWUD1010
1945-11-06Rene de Leon17-2-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO710
time: 1:08 | referee: Frankie Van
1944-12-05Nick Moran8-3-3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USADPTS1010
referee: Billy Kershner 55-55 | judge: Frankie Dolan 55-55 | judge: Reggie Gilmore 58-52
1944-10-25Ramiro Orejitas Almagro11-9-3
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWTKO810
referee: Billy Burke
1944-08-08Aldo Spoldi99-29-8
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO710
time: 1:11 | referee: Benny Whitman
Spoldi was knocked down three time in the 6th, and five times in the 7th round.
1944-08-02Joey Silva20-52-8
Wilmington Bowl, Wilmington, California, USAWUD1010
1944-07-04Henry Armstrong146-19-8
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Reggie Gilmore 61½-48½ | judge: Charley Randolph 57-53 | judge: Benny Whitman 59-51
1944-06-13Harry Teaney22-11-3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Benny Whitman 63-47 | judge: Mushy Callahan 61-49 | judge: Jack McDonald 64-46
1944-05-17Lupe Gonzalez35-28-7
Wilmington Bowl, Wilmington, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Mushy Callahan
1944-04-25Henry Armstrong141-18-8
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALSD1010
referee: Abe Roth 57-53 | judge: Johnny Indrisano 52-58 | judge: Charley Randolph 51-69
Thomas was knocked down in rounds 2 and 4. (United Press)
1944-03-21Willie Joyce49-8-7
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Johnny Indrisano 57½-52½ | judge: Billy Kershner 62-48 | judge: Frankie Dolan 63-47
1944-03-01Jimmy McAllister29-13-0
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Billy Burke
1944-01-25Vince Dell'Orto54-39-7
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Johnny Indrisano | judge: Reggie Gilmore | judge: Frankie Dolan
1944-01-07Baby Yucatan24-20-7
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWKO910
referee: Billy Kershner
Baby Yucatan was knocked down twice in the 9th round.
1943-12-14Gene Johnson14-33-9
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Billy Kershner 65-45
1943-11-26Lupe Gonzalez33-26-6
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWPTS1010
1943-09-03Santiago Sosa30-5-3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Reggie Gilmore 59½-52½ | judge: Frank Holborow 65-45 | judge: Benny Whitman 62-48
1943-07-06Aldo Spoldi97-26-8
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALUD1010
referee: Billy Kershner 50-60 | judge: Johnny Indrisano 51½-58½ | judge: Jack McDonald 51½-58½
1943-06-02Jimmy Florita22-14-10
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWPTS1010
1943-04-20Slugger White40-11-3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Charley Randolph
Maryland version of World Lightweight Title
Thomas reportedly 30-1 going into this bout. Thomas down for a nine-count at the bell to end the 1st round.

1943-02-09Willie Joyce45-6-7
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALMD1212
referee: Mushy Callahan 63½-67½ | judge: Benny Whitman 64-68 | judge: Johnny Indrisano 65½-66½
Indrisano's scorecard was a draw under Australian scoring rules.
1942-12-22Lew Jenkins51-27-5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO510
referee: Reggie Gilmore
1942-12-01Jimmy Doyle13-3-3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS88
1942-11-16Charley Miegel9-7-3
Ocean Park Arena, Santa Monica, California, USAWPTS?10
Exact manner of victory for Thomas unknown. Though the result was not reported in the Los Angeles Times, Thomas began his career with a long winning streak.
1942-10-27Eddie Marcus18-7-3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS88
1942-10-05Charley Miegel9-6-3
Coliseum Bowl, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO510
referee: Frankie Brown
A cut over Miegel's left eye, ended the bout.
1942-09-04Toby Vigil23-7-7
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Abe Roth
Reported as Thomas' 24th successive victory
1942-07-29Lupe Gonzalez23-19-5
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWPTS1010
1942-06-12Petey Scalzo88-10-6
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Charley Randolph | judge: Johnny Indrisano | judge: Reggie Gilmore
1942-04-24Lupe Gonzalez23-17-5
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS1010
1942-03-17Manuel Villagran3-2-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO910
time: 2:15 | referee: Benny Whitman
1941-12-23Jimmy Florita15-8-7
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
1941-11-25Dixie Fleming3-3-2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO78
time: 2:40 | referee: Tommy Herman
1941-11-14Ray Campo51-29-15
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS66
referee: Johnny Adams
1941-10-07Dixie Fleming3-1-2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO46
time: 2:02
1941-09-02Babe Antuna33-14-10
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO46
time: 1:25 | referee: Mushy Callahan
1941-08-12Cleo Shans20-12-15
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS66
referee: Mushy Callahan
1941-07-29Mike Delia9-0-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS66
1941-07-21Pete Montes0-4-0
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWKO24
1941-07-16Frankie Moore6-8-4
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWKO14
1941-07-11Ray Campo48-26-13
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS66
1941-06-11Kearney Togo6-16-8
Civic Auditorium, Fresno, California, USAWPTS44
1941-04-14Dick Sadler2-4-0
Coliseum Bowl, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS44
1941-02-17Sammy Crocetti11-23-3
Coliseum Bowl, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO24
1941-01-27Earl Babe Bergstrom3-1-2
Coliseum Bowl, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO24
1941-01-06Joe Madrid4-1-3
Coliseum Bowl, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO24
1940-12-17Angelo Rogers4-1-2
Civic Auditorium, San Jose, California, USAWTKO34
1940-09-23Jimmy Cosenza3-2-2
Coliseum Bowl, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO24
1940-07-30Rudy Grimaldi1-2-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO14
Pro debut for Thomas

 
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